In a desperate effort to put off more wheelbarrowing, after I hit ‘publish’ yesterday I decided to make some Lavender cleaner I found here.
All it is is lavender buds and vinegar. I had the jar of dried lavender buds I made a few months ago out to make the failed lavender soap, so I just tipped some vinegar in and shook it all about. Look at the amazing rose colour it went! (The link I gave has a link to a whole lot of recipes.) I have to shake the jar at least twice a day for 2 or 3 weeks or so and then it’s good to go.
Then I had a reality check. The drizzle had slowed and I knew I had to start moving soil out there. I’d rather spend Cup Day gently placing plants in the garden, rather than labouring away like a … well… like a labourer. What a waste of a public holiday that would be! Besides, what would Bev say? There’s no way she’d let a bit of rain and mud stand in her way when there was a project to be done. I could see her in my mind’s eye, shaking her head and tsk-tsking me. There was only one thing to be done. I put a woolly hat on and headed outside.
By the end of the day at nearly 8PM the beds were fertilised, I’d gutted my worm farm and rehoused about 95% of the worms I own into the two big beds, the topsoil was done and the boys helped me put the trellises and chook-proof fences up. I was tired and happy.
But I couldn’t pack it in without planting something….
Lazy Housewife beans, Bunnings beans and marigolds in the little beds in the driveway. The replanting has begun!!